The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defeat of the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl drew a complete crowd of 96.4 million watchers.
CBS said Tuesday the crowd included record advanced numbers for a game that had lost its serious edge by halftime – Tampa Bay won 31-9 – and was set apart by restricted watch parties due to the pandemic.
The most observed Super Bowl was in 2015. The New England-Seattle game drew 114.4 million watchers.
CBS said Sunday’s title was the most live-streamed NFL game, averaging 5.7 million watchers each moment, up 65% from a year ago’s Super Bowl. It was likewise the primary NFL game to convey more than 1 billion all-out streaming minutes.
Kansas City drove all metered markets with a 59.9 rating, an expansion of 8% over its Super Bowl rating from a year ago. The Boston market, floated by Tampa Bay and ex-Patriot quarterback Tom Brady, was second at 57. Tampa was third at 52.3
The complete viewership ran over all stages, including the CBS Television Network, CBS Sports and NFL computerized properties, Buccaneers and Chiefs portable properties, Verizon Media versatile properties, and ESPN Deportes TV and advanced properties.